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Old 03-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #31
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People seem to be confused...

"......We are the 1% of 1% of the total owners, the owners with issues probably constitute another 1%. Stop thinking our experiences, good or bad, are the norm for the entire owner group.
I was following you until you got to the 1 percent thing. I'm a bit slow so maybe you can elaborate on that for my benefit............
Insofar as this not being a good (or bad) transmission I can't say one way or another but neither can Ford because it's either a quality issue with the supplier or poorly executed software. However this forum as well as the internet is filled with stories of problems people are having. While some may be unfounded, many are not. One thing I do know is that the problems amount to more than 1 percent and Ford doesn't know how to, or won't, remedy the problem...........
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:18 AM   #32
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I don't know what the percentage of people with DCT issues is but some time ago I created a poll to ascertain the build date where the problem lies. I found that of the 100+ people that replied almost all the people that still had problem had a build date in the first 6 months of production and that very few folks with build dates after that were still experiencing problems.

This data, though the sample size was limited, suggested to me that most of the problems was either due to early parts problems and/or assembly process. I suspect assembly was a major factor as oil leaks onto the clutches seem to be a big hitter.

I also suspect that if Ford/Gertag were to do a green sheet of paper redesign of the DCT there would be some changes to the clutches, actuators and perhaps the housing (seals). Since we current owners are unlikely to ever get any such new DCT we're probably looking at new seals and clutch replacements if we have problems. That is, when they admit there's a problem...


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Until they tell the dealer network to stop handing out the "it's normal" paperwork and sending off customers with their MyFord Grind option, then nothing will change.

Ford in general has waffled on the statement of what's "Normal":

http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analys...shift-problems

Then there is this:

"Ford said it's working on improvements to infotainment and transmissions."

http://www.cleveland.com/business/in...op_car_br.html
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Audi just settled a class action lawsuit over their CVT transmission.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/25/a...6-a4-failures/

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What matters most to affected Audi owners is that the settlement bumps many parts of the original powertrain coverage (e.g., transmission control modules) from 4 years/50,000 miles to 10 years/100,000 miles for the original owner, and it will reimburse owners who paid for specific repairs if they occurred within the extended warranty coverage. The agreement also includes trade-in reimbursements for lost value if the vehicle was sold or traded with no repair. Excluded from the settlement are claims for personal injury, property damage or subrogation
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #35
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Isn't the DCT already infamous?

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... Hopefully its just what we've heard so far and no catastropic failures as these things age that will make it famous and tank the trade in value.
I thought the Focus DCT already is famous. (More like infamous.)
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I thought the Focus DCT already is famous. (More like infamous.)
I'm thinking the vast majority of people dont research thier cars the way people around here do so selling privately is an option if you can live with yourself I guess.But your right the damage is done now because any dealers are going to factor that in right off the bat on trades knowing they may be sitting on it for a while depending on how infamous they get.
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I'm thinking the vast majority of people dont research thier cars the way people around here do so selling privately is an option if you can live with yourself I guess.But your right the damage is done now because any dealers are going to factor that in right off the bat on trades knowing they may be sitting on it for a while depending on how infamous they get.
That's what worries me, the stigma that will come attached to these is going to hurt resale.
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My DCT works great. I'm sure the vast majority of them do.

Now the My Ford Touch in my car is a slightly different story but it's generally fine.
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My DCT works great. I'm sure the vast majority of them do.

Now the My Ford Touch in my car is a slightly different story but it's generally fine.
Mines "Normal"
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My DCT works great. I'm sure the vast majority of them do.

Now the My Ford Touch in my car is a slightly different story but it's generally fine.

For Mulally to admit that the dct is not where it should be in terms of quality, I think the problem is a bit more wide spread than you think.
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